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Subject: KPWT Final Press Release Morocco 06
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:29:41 +0200
From: KPWT <kiteboarding@...>
2006 Kiteboard Pro World Tour - since 1999
ESSAOUIRA KITEBOARD WORLD CUP - 40 000USD
20 / 26 July 2006
THE PREMIER ESSOUIRA EVENT ENDS WITH SUPERB FREESTYLE FINALS!
The premier event in Morocco for the Kiteboard Pro World Tour 2006 saved the best for the last in Essaouira with the Freestyle Finals held on Tuesday.
The Freestyle Finals brought the winners from the 1st Elimination Bracket against the winners from the 2nd Elimination Bracket, giving everyone a second chance eventually in the event. The conditions were as stable as the day before and the heats started with full speed in the morning. The Men's heats were especially breath-taking as the second bracket winners challenged the 1st bracket's riders thoroughly. In the end, Sébastien Garat (FRA) held on to his former title against Christian Holley (SPA). There was only one surprise for the Women as Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) made some great tricks to claim the third place from Angela Peral (SPA).
Later in the afternoon, the finals of the Speed Crossing race gave the crowd an outstanding visual show as well as pure adrenalin. It was Vincent Tiger (FRA) who passed the finish line by only a few inches ahead of Pierre Romain (FRA) for the Men and Aurelia Herpin (SPA) by 23 seconds ahead of Angela Peral (SPA).
Following a full week of competitions, the riders cooled off at the Taros Terrace in the night for a private party for the tour.
The Kiteboard Pro World Tour Essouira 2006 is to come to an end with at the prestigious Ryad Mogadar Hotel on Wednesday after a cool 2nd Chance Hang Time session.
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1st Sébastien GARAT (FRA) RRD, RRD Clothing, Mystic, CoolShoes $ 6.000
2nd Christian HOLLEY (SPA) Best $ 4.000
3rd Greg THISSE (RSA) Red bull, Oakley, Kawai, Cab $ 2.500
1st Gisela PULIDO (SPA) Movistar, Airush, Rip Curl, Shapes, FC Barcelona $ 3.000
2nd Julie SIMSAR (TUR) Liquid Force, Dakine, Kronic Kiteboard, Misultin $ 2.300
3rd Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) Boardrider Company $ 1.500
Wave Masters (MEN)
1st Vincent Tiger (FRA) Naish, Rip Curl, Airslide $ 2.000
2nd Jose Luengo (SPA) Airush, Quiksilver, Dakine $ 1.000
3rd Pierre ROMAIN (FRA) North, Surfactory DC1, Mystic, Cool Tracks $ 500
Wave Masters (WOMEN)
1st Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) Boardrider Company $ 700
2nd Aurelia HERPIN (FRA) JN, Radical, Mauimagic $ 500
3rd Angela PERAL (SPA) North, Roxy $ 300
Speed Crossing World Cup (MEN)
1st Vincent Tiger (FRA) Naish, Rip Curl, Airslide $ 1.500
2nd Pierre ROMAIN (FRA) North, Surfactory DC1, Mystic, Cool Tracks $ 800
3rd Greg THISSE (RSA) Red Bull, Oakley, Kawai, Cab $ 400
Speed Crossing World Cup (WOMEN)
1st Aurelia HERPIN (FRA) JN, Radical, Mauimagic $ 700
2nd Angela PERAL (SPA) North, Roxy $ 400
3rd Julie SIMSAR (TUR) Liquid Force, Dakine, Kronic Kiteboard, Misultin $ 300
Hang Time (MEN)
1st Thomas COCQUELET (FRA) Cabrinha, Sooruz, Julbo, RSC, Axel'Air $ 600
2nd Leshai MILLER (ISR/USA) Naish, Red Bull
3rd Alain STEELE (RSA) Naish
Hang Time (WOMEN)
1st Julie SIMSAR (TUR) Liquid Force, Dakine, Kronic Kiteboard, Misultin $ 400
2nd Noelia NUNEZ (SPA) Airush, Nikita, Nomad, Prolimit
3rd Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) Boardrider Company
Organization: Essaouira Mogador Association / Athlete21 / L'Association des Surfeurs et Flysurfeurs d'Essouira
Sponsors: Lenovo, Maroc, Athlete21, Mogador Essouira, Windguru, Hawaii Surf , Kayak
Institutional partners : Essaouira Mogador Association
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For further information
please visit: www.kiteboardpro.com
And/or contact Frédéric Gravoille, Promoter of the Tour: kiteboarding@...
or Jean-Charles Joguet, Event Manager and Coordinator: kpwt@...
Tel / Fax: 00 33 (0) 1 46 44 46 94
Rider's registration for the event: www.kiteboardpro.com
Press accreditation by E-mail: kiteboarding@...
More information and the 2006 KPWT Calendar: www.kiteboardpro.com
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